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Picnic Apocalyptic (Babolin Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

This is unlike any picnic you’ve ever been to before; this one (as the show title might have given away) is a picnic for the end of the world. And it’s brilliant. Mixing humour, horror, physical theatre and choral singing, the cast keep the audience hanging on their every word. The singing is wonderful, the acting sharp, and at times it’s incredibly witty. You’re immersed in the experience from the very beginning: as the audience files in we are greeted by strangely dressed, creepy-looking individuals, who turn out to be the Devil’s men, while the play is so fast-paced and unpredictable that I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the young cast. The ending presents a sharp and unexpected twist, a fantastic finale to an astounding show; I can’t praise it enough.

Bedlam Theatre, 6-11 Aug, 12.30pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Alexandra Wilks]